CHS Publications list
Cortland County
Historical Society, Inc.

25 Homer Ave.       Cortland, NY 13045



Information sent to me by the Society April 2001

Due to recent postal rate increases, this info will be changing. Please contact Society for updated prices.

A REGIMENT REMEMBERED: The 157th New York Volunteers
From the diary of Capt. William Saxton of Cinchnnatus. Half the companies were from our county, and only a third of the men remained at its mustering-out in 1865. At Gettysburg, 431 saw action and 307 were lost. As a veteran, Saxton reflected on the events of his youth and tried to put them and the total war into perspective. Included also, an interview with Col. Frank Place on his captivity at Libbey Prison; a narrative of his internment at Belle Island by Lt. R. W. Bourne; and letters from Confederate officers confined at Fort Pulaski, SC(sic-should be GA)*, who were guarded by the 157th. Illus. , softbound, 8xll , 157 pages, all-name index. ($21.60 NYS; $20, other; Members: $19.44 NYS; $18, other)

COOKING NOW AND THEN: Recipes from Homes, Hotels and Inns of Cortland County
Recipes submitted by more than 150 CCHS members and friends, past and present dining facilities, ethnic, regional and old family favorites. 168 illustrated pages, plus fully indexed, spiral bound; courses separated by photographs & histories of county dining sites. ($10.80 NYS; $10, other; Members: $9.72 NYS; $9, other)

RAILS THROUGH CORTLAND: The Story of Railroading in Cortland County
Written by Richard F. Palmer for CCHS; travel the route of the Syracuse and Binghamton RR of 1854 through to the end of passenger service in the county. Remember again Mr. Cornell's RR, EC&N DL&W, Lehigh Valley and the Gee Whiz, people and events which brought the world to our county and took its products to the world. Illus. , softbound, 130 pages. ($13.99 NYS; $12.95, other; Members: $12.58 NYS; $11.65, other)

Illustrated booklet with handy pull-out map; edited with am introduction and notes by Dr. Seymour B. Dunn. Published in late 1989, 46 standing markers are described. $4.00 ($3.60 members)

14 talks given by the late Harold Burgess as City Historian on such topics as soda fountains, theaters, the hospital, fire department and the history of the Burgess Clothing Store barn signs; illus. (Hard Cover $12.90; Members $11.60. Softbound $8.00; Members: $7.20)

Cody Higgins was Cortland's storyteller for over 30 years. Her philosophy of once having lived in Cortland makes one always a resident of Cortland is reflected in 7 talks of memories. Illus., softbound. ($3.50; Members: 3.15)

The story of a vigorous community, the large and lively BARBER family and of a naive and somewhat eccentric genius who planted the trees on Homer's Green, provided the land, name and landscaping for Glenwood Cemetery, and initiated the forerunner of the Homer Garden Club. Illus., softbound. ($7.50; Members: $6.75)

By Drs. Leslie C. O'Malley & Bruce Buckley, this is the story of the builder of the Society's Museum and for whom Suggett Park is named. His son John's foresight is credited with keeping the State Normal School (SUCC) in Cortland following its firey destruction in 1919. Illus. , booklet. ($2.00; Members: $1.80)

If you are into nostalgia, this hard cover book of 250 pages will you remembering for a long time! Pages of photographs, advertisements, and hisstories of towns, organizations, churches, industries, etc., selling in antique and used book stores for $20 & more. Our original printings are only $5.00 ($4.50 Members) and include a photo booklet of the Sesqui-celebration itself. IT'S A HEAVY ONE, REQUIRING $4.00 POSTAGE.

*According to a 157th researcher, the fort is in Georgia, not SC. The prisoners were originally confined at Ft Delaware, Maryland then transferred by ship to a stockade just outside Charleston, SC, then moved in late 1864 again by ship to Ft. Pulaski, GA. The 157th was responsible for guarding them during their movement from Charleston and then while they were imprisoned at Ft Pulaski.

These books are available through the mail. Simply send a list of the books you want, the number of each, their cost and the postage required. (Postage, unless otherwise noted, is 3 dollars for the first book; 50 cents for each additional book). Be sure to enclose a check for the total amount, payable to the Cortland County Historical Society.

The Society's address is:
Cortland County Historical Society
25 Homer Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

Currently, the Society has no E-mail facilities, and must be contacted through the US Mail system, or by telephone. Their phone number is (607) 756-6071.

If you have any suggestions, please e-mail Tim Stowell

New 2 Aug 1998

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